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Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America

Keren R. McGinity

Abstract

Over the last century, American Jews married outside their religion at increasing rates. By closely examining the intersection of intermarriage and gender across the twentieth century, the book describes the lives of Jewish women who intermarried while placing their decisions in historical context. The book is a multigenerational study combining in-depth personal interviews and an astute analysis of how interfaith relationships and intermarriage were portrayed in the mass media, advice manuals, and religious community-generated literature. It dismantles assumptions that once a Jew intermarries ... More

Keywords: American Jews, intermarriage, Jewish women, interfaith relationships, Jewish identity, Judaism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814757307
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814757307.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keren R. McGinity, author